|The Bill of Rights in Action: Freedom of Religion. - Bernard Wilets|
An open-ended film which shows lawyers arguing the constitutional issues concerning freedom of religion during an emergency hearing of a transfusion case in which the life of an unborn child is threatened because of the religious beliefs of the parents.
|The Bill of Rights in Action: Freedom of Speech - Bernard Wilets|
Examines the complexities of Constitutional freedom and guarantees. Discusses whether or not freedom of speech is absolute or should be controlled when it threatens law and order. Illustrates the discussion with the case of a neo-Nazi who speaks in front of a Jewish temple in praise of Hitler and in criticism of Jews. Filmmaker Wilets noted that several violent incidences occurred in classrooms regarding the appearance of Nazis in this film...
|The Bill of Rights in Action: Freedom of the Press. - Bernard Wilets|
Considers the conflicts over freedom of the press between the public's right to know, guaranteed by the First amendment, and the duty of all citizens to cooperate with criminal investigations to discover and punish wrongdoers. Shows how a reporter's protection of confidential sources can lead to important Constitutional conflicts over these issues. For more on filmmaker Bernard Wilets, visit http://www.afana.org/wilets.htm
|The Bill of rights in Action: The Right to Privacy. - Bernard Wilets|
An open-ended film designed to instigate discussion on what constitutes an unreasonable invasion of privacy, focusing on the Fourth Amendment, Search and Seizure. Presents a case in which an electronic surveillance by the police at a bookmaking operation results in the issuance of a search warrant, arrests, and a pretrial hearing. For more on director Bernard Wilets, visit http://www.afana.org/wilets.htm
|The Library - A Place for Discovery - Irving Rusinow|
'Library, The: a Place for Discovery' (1965) 17m, dir. Irving Rusinow. Illustrates services, materials and facilities of public and school libraries. Shows students how to use the card catalog and locate books. Explains vertical picture files and those for other A/V materials.
Keywords: academic films; Irving Rusinow
|The Living City - John Barnes; Encyclopedia Britannica|
Nominated for an Academy Award, this film by John Barnes surveys the need for redevelopment of American cities and the forces which have created problems in urban areas; describes obstacles which deter the elimination of blighted areas and tenements and the relief of traffic congestion. The film includes scenes of St. Louis in 1890, and of present-day housing and building programs in Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh...
Keywords: urban redevelopment
|The Midwest, Heartland of the Nation - Thomas G Smith|
“The Midwest, Heartland of the Nation” As part of Encyclopedia Britannica Films’ Social Studies offering they produced a collection of regional films. This 25-minute film is the examination of the factors that are responsible for the Midwest’s success as America’s breadbasket and manufacturing center. The film was shot in 1968, a time when most automobiles manufactured for domestic use were made in the Midwest with Midwestern parts...
Keywords: academic film; U.S. Midwest; Great Lakes
|The Seaport - Larry Yust|
Describes the procedure by which a seaport receives cargo for distribution. Shows conveyor systems, pumps, and electromagnets used in handling goods; and explains the work of seamen, longshoremen, and customs officers. Shows the port of San Francisco and the SS President Cleveland. Shows old SF Muni streetcars stacked and ready for scrap, four longshoreman standing around doing nothing while another unloads bananas...
Keywords: seaport; San Francisco; longshoremen's union; port; shipping
|The Shopping Bag Lady - Bert Salzman|
Set In Manhattan's Central Park, this film is the poignant story of a teenage girl's encounter with a homeless old woman (movingly portrayed by distinguished actress Mildred Dunnock) who carries all her belongings around in shopping bags. This encounter eventually leads to the girl's understanding of the problems of aging and the dignity of all individuals, regardless of their place in society. Actress Mildred Dunnock, who plays the homeless woman, was a former schoolteacher who didn't begin act...
Keywords: Bert Salzman; homeless; elderly
Downloads: 10,463 (9 reviews)
|The Stonecutter - Gerald McDermott|
The late Gerald McDermott made this, his first commercial film at the age of 19, an extremely complex animation short featuring approximately 2000 animation cels presented in six minutes. The production was handled by an uncredited Harrison Engle, later noted as a documentary filmmaker. Influenced by Klee and Matisse, McDermott used silk-screen as well as traditional painting techniques in crafting ethnographic folk tale animation shorts...
Keywords: Animation; Japan; folktale
Downloads: 9,617 (5 reviews)
|The Sun Gallery Provincetown 1955-1959 - Yvonne Anderson|
The Sun Gallery Provincetown 1955-1959 (2007) 10m. Andersen and Falcone founded the Sun Gallery in the spring of 1955 in a storefront located at 393 Commercial Street, Provincetown. It was open to everyone, but specialized in finding new young talent. It soon became a local hangout for poets, actors, and artists, one of whom was a very young Red Grooms. The film documents the artistic idealism and joie de vivre of Provincetown in the mid-to-late 1950s...
|Todd - Growing Up In Appalachia - Herman Engel Productions|
A poignant film of poverty and morality. In this exceptional sociodrama, a hungry boy finds someone's food stamps and makes a decision. The schoolhouse scene is sobering, washing is done in a basin to show that the sink doesn't work, a teacher makes lunch for kids from government-issue canned food, cooked on a gas stove located in the classroom.
Keywords: Academic Film; Appalachia
|Touch of His Hand, The - William Deneen Productions|
Sponsored by the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, filmmaker Bill Deneen traveled three days by bullock cart to the remote leper colony run by Father Cesare Columbo in Kengtung (Kyiang Tong), Burma. Intended to be a film to be used for fundraising, the film is a fascinating documentary about a humanitarian effort that would soon be terminated by the Burmese government. The film is a precursor to 'Happy City'(also available on the Internet Archive), which Deneen made on Father Columbo's ...
Keywords: Burma; Myanmar; leprosy; Hansen's Disease; Cesare Colombo
|Transuranium Elements - David W. Ridgway|
This classic film is hosted by Glenn Seaborg, Nobel Prize winner and discoverer of Plutonium. Here, he features three principal chemists involved in the discovery and identification of the transuranium elements, Burris Cunningham, Stanley Thompson and Albert Ghiorso. The film reviews methods and techniques for discovery and identification of transuranium elements. One of the CHEM Study series of films.
Keywords: chemistry; atom
|Trio, The - Rudolf Pok? or Bernard Luber?|
‘Trio’ (1953?) 30m, dir. Irving Reis or Jules Dassin. Landmark musical performances were a staple of early television, but unfortunately many of the early examples have been destroyed. This extremely rare film documents cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, violinist Jascha Heifetz, and pianist Artur Rubenstein. Somewhat stilted in the way only early television can be, it nevertheless showcases the techniques and personalities of three of the 20th century’s greatest musicians.
|TV News: Behind the Scenes - John Barnes|
Shows the tight editorial and technical teamwork responsible for a local television news program. Depicts reporters interviewing actor Burt Reynolds and actress Dyan Cannon, examining the effects of an emergency water main break and covering a massive demonstration on Park Avenue. Features WABC anchorman Roger Grimsby, reporters Bill Beutel, Geraldo Rivera, Robert Labe, and Melba Tolliver.
Keywords: television; news
|Twentieth Century Art: A Break with Tradition - Johanna Alemann|
Discusses how modern artists defied tradition in their search for new dimensions of expression. Shows how artists use novel styles and techniques to interpret the ever-changing face of twentieth century life. Discusses Fauvism, German Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Italian Futurism. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm